CORPUS CHRISTI—Memorial services for JoAnn Smith Plowman McDonald were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi

Mrs. McDonald died Friday, Jan. 4, in Corpus Christi.

She was born on July 15, 1940, to Matilda and James “Red” Smith.

Mrs. McDonald grew up in Rockdale and graduated from Rockdale High in 1958.

Her parents owned Red’s Drive in Rockdale that was popular in the 50s with curb service and pretty car hops.

She married Bobby Plowman of Taylor and they had three children together. After Bobby died, she married L.V. McDonald and resided in Corpus, even after his death.

Survivors are three children Annette Plowman of San Antonio, Mike Plowman of Corpus Christi, Ronnie and Susan Plowman of Virginia; and two grandchildren, Emily and Elizabeth of Virginia.

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